Canada Day festivities in Boitanio Park July 1

Activities run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Happy 151 years Canada!

Williams Lake will be celebrating Canada Day in Boitanio Park this Sunday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The ceremonies will kick off at 11 a.m. with an opening by the Royal Canadian Legion, the Williams Lake Pipe Band as well as a welcome to traditional Secwepemc territory.

Performances will continue throughout the afternoon with First Nations Drummers, Perfect Match and the Williams Lake Community band.

Activities including free face painting, a story walk, crafting, Canadian puzzle challenges, bird identifications and a learning station about the artwork on Canadian money will be located around the Gwen Ringwood stage.

There will also be a vendors Canada Day Market filled with small businesses selling items like jewelry, soaps, candles, sewing, crochet, novelty items and air brush tattooing.

The skate park will play host to a Skateboard and BMX Jam, also beginning at 11 a.m. All ages and levels are encouraged to participate and there is no entry fee.

Food will also be available, from curry, samosas, bannock and treats like mini donuts and cotton candy. Bring your own water bottle, free refills are available.

Of course, Canada Day cupcakes, provided by Save-On-Foods, will be served at 11:45 a.m.

The event this year is organized by Young Catalyst (Travis Anthony) and Recreation Services and is funded by the Government of Canada, the Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake.

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